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Re: Today I Made:

Postby podbaydoor » Thu May 05, 2011 8:27 pm UTC

Googling turned up the name "Atholl Brose." Googling also turned up the recipe for oat and honey cookies with whiskey.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Amie » Fri May 06, 2011 2:19 pm UTC

I am very proud of myself today because I just put some things together and made my own pasta! I am sure there's a recipe somewhere that's like mine but I didn't look at it so it is MAI IDEA! MINE!

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Postby Stellazira » Sat May 07, 2011 12:42 am UTC

I made brownies. I cheated and used a mix. Oh well.

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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Sandry » Mon May 09, 2011 3:20 am UTC

Today I made pancakes. In multiple flavours. Because I am slightly crazy.

So in total, there were: raspberry earl grey pancakes, chai pancakes, chocolate chai pancakes, chocolate chip chocolate chai pancakes. (The last three were basically, "this is nice... what if I had some....")
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Nath » Mon May 09, 2011 7:36 am UTC

Sandry wrote:Today I made pancakes. In multiple flavours. Because I am slightly crazy.

So in total, there were: raspberry earl grey pancakes, chai pancakes, chocolate chai pancakes, chocolate chip chocolate chai pancakes. (The last three were basically, "this is nice... what if I had some....")

Those sound like pretty good combinations. Did you just put some brewed tea in the batter?

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Postby Sandry » Mon May 09, 2011 12:43 pm UTC

Nath wrote:Those sound like pretty good combinations. Did you just put some brewed tea in the batter?

Yeah. natraj originally suggested it with earl grey, and I liked that so much that I started experimenting. I've been specifically brewing the tea double strength when doing it, and then it's just subbing in tea for milk in the recipe.
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Postby Stellazira » Mon May 09, 2011 7:26 pm UTC

I made pancakes yesterday. No bananas around so no banana slices in the pancakes. Just plain.

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Postby clockworkmonk » Tue May 10, 2011 6:56 pm UTC

Took ground venison, browned it, mixed in corn, beans, and a bottle of beer. cooked off some liquid and ate it with cheddar. no idea what that would be called except for yummy.
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Postby PAstrychef » Thu May 12, 2011 1:42 am UTC

Grilled veal chop and roasted cauliflower. Good stuff.
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Postby poxic » Thu May 12, 2011 1:43 am UTC

Hey Pchef, what did you end up doing with the venison roast?
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Postby PAstrychef » Thu May 12, 2011 12:13 pm UTC

poxic wrote:Hey Pchef, what did you end up doing with the venison roast?

Went to NY for two weeks, so it's still in the freezer.
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Postby broken_escalator » Thu May 12, 2011 3:04 pm UTC

Today I'm making habernero cream pasta, and hopefully I don't burn my eyes again when I remove my contact lenses.

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Postby Moo » Thu May 12, 2011 3:16 pm UTC

I made some lamb and butternut curry last night and it was good.

I should also really have posted after my epic epic epic Delia Smith self saucing chocolate puddings on Sunday. Best Sunday lunch dessert recipe ever.
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Postby broken_escalator » Thu May 12, 2011 3:22 pm UTC

What is self-saucing? My 5 minute attempt to find an answer from google has only gotten me recipes.

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Postby Moo » Thu May 12, 2011 3:26 pm UTC

Also known as fondant puddings in some circles, I think; basically it's a thick and gooey chocolate batter that gets cooked through on the outside but it doesn't set on the inside so when you stick your spoon into it, the middle is basically thick chocolate sauce.

I cooked mine a little past that point because I don't like taking any chances with raw egg, but they were still soft and gooey in the middle and absolutely divine.
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Postby broken_escalator » Thu May 12, 2011 3:48 pm UTC

Oh okay, I've heard of fondant. Thanks!

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Postby Telchar » Thu May 12, 2011 3:53 pm UTC

Made some really good white cheddar scalloped potatoes.
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Postby blue_eyedspacemonkey » Thu May 12, 2011 6:28 pm UTC

Technically yesterday, spinach and mushroom risotto. I have recently discovered spinach - where has it been all my life? Om nom.
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Postby broken_escalator » Thu May 12, 2011 6:30 pm UTC

You should try spinach and artichoke dip if you haven't! We have to make a batch every week because we can't get enough.

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Postby blue_eyedspacemonkey » Thu May 12, 2011 6:31 pm UTC

I've never tired artichoke either! Sounds like something I need to look into.
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Postby PAstrychef » Thu May 12, 2011 11:59 pm UTC

Artichokes are an art form. To get an idea of the taste, get some frozen (NOT CANNED) artichoke hearts and sauté them briefly in a bit of olive oli. Or steam them and dip into melted butter. The whole artichoke is steamed or boiled, then the leaves are snapped off one by one and dipped in melted butter. When you get to the heart, you scrape off the fuzzy bit (the choke) and eat the heart out. Be sure to have a bowl for the leaves and a bib and several napkins to help contain the butter. It's simlar to eating lobster or crabs in the shell.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby The Utilitarian » Fri May 13, 2011 1:40 am UTC

A Cheesecake! From scratch! And it turned out beautifully.

Well, deliciously anyways, it was a little broken *L* I used a chocolate cheesecake recipe but I was mystified and afraid of water bath recipes so I used one that didn't call for that. The cake turned out fine but it was a little broken from rising in the oven and then re-setting in the pan. Regardless of that it was completely delicious and the girlfriend was most appreciative. Now I just need to figure out how to cut the damn thing without it coming apart for the next one. Next time: Cherry.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Fri May 13, 2011 1:55 am UTC

To cut cheesecake (or other cakes of a soft nature), dip the knife in hot water, dry it quickly and cut. Repeat for each slice.
Using a water bath will make the edges of your cheesecake cook at the same rate as the center. To avoid cracking, bake until the center 4" or so still jiggle a bit when you shake the pan. Then turn off the oven and prop the door open and let it stay there for an hour longer. Then chill over night. If it still cracks, you can top it with a bit of sweetened sour cream.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby uncivlengr » Fri May 13, 2011 2:17 am UTC

Also, don't try to use a springform pan in conjunction with a water bath... or try it, and quickly learn why you shouldn't, like I did.
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Postby Bakemaster » Fri May 13, 2011 2:57 am UTC

What other pan are you going to use for cheesecake? I'm not sure what problem you're referring to that has to do with a springform pan and a water bath. That's... kind of how you make cheesecake?

Wait, did you put it directly into the bath without foil?
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Postby PAstrychef » Fri May 13, 2011 3:39 am UTC

There was leakage at the seam of the springform pan, and his cheesecake was soggy. To avoid that, wrap the bottom of the pan in foil far enough up the sides that the water can' get in.
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Postby PictureSarah » Sat May 14, 2011 5:00 am UTC

I've never used a water bath...my cheesecakes have *usually* cracked on top, but not always. If I turn off the oven and let my cheesecake sit, and then sit some more with the door open, and then chill, they sometimes don't crack. I have found, however, that the cracks are easily covered by cherry/strawberry/etc. topping, and, more importantly, I cannot taste the cracks.
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Postby Alder » Sat May 14, 2011 8:17 pm UTC

Today I Made: A full sized tuna lasagne, and a wee one in a little dish 'cause there was some stuff left over. Some is now in the fridge for tomorrow, and masses of it is cut up and frozen for later in the week.

Also, I tried to make some chocolate sauce to pour over my ice cream, but it failed quite a bit. It's still edible, but it turned into a kind of hard chocolate toffee...substance.
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Postby Stellazira » Sat May 14, 2011 8:36 pm UTC

I made mac and cheese for lunch - and not the KD kind.

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Postby _Axle_ » Sun May 15, 2011 1:41 am UTC

Meatballs!

Its the recipe my mom gave me and the first time making them, so lets hope they turn out well. Well, I modified the seasonings a little bit to my tastes.
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Postby Sandry » Mon May 16, 2011 5:23 pm UTC

Yesterday I made two things.
1) A french toast casserole I'd been meaning to do for a while (and was a good idea to do it, as I'd gotten day old bread earlier in the week and wanted to get it used before it went bad). That turned out pretty tasty, but I think in the future I will add some nuts. Probably pecans.

2) A Thai-inspired soup with egg, red rice, craptonnes of spinach and cilantro, some additional veggies, veggie broth, coconut milk, and seasoning.

It was pretty good, and I will definitely have to do it again, but we didn't have anything in the house appropriate to enspicify it at the time. I used a little bit of cayenne just to see if I could add some kick to it without it being, "WTF is that flavour doing here?" but it didn't particularly take. Next time I will definitely have to get something more useful to add before embarking on the idea again.
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Postby ExplodingHat » Mon May 23, 2011 5:18 am UTC

Whole wheat bread, with a dash of molasses. I call it The Whole Wheat Whonder, or BROman Meal:
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Moo » Mon May 23, 2011 9:17 am UTC

This weekend I made:
- yummy cheese scones
- a very disappointing risotto (too much lemon! The internet said I can substitute diluted lemon juice for the wine and it just ruined it)

Mixed success, I guess?
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Postby PictureSarah » Mon May 23, 2011 3:14 pm UTC

I'm pretty sure that the alcohol in the wine would largely cook out in a risotto, if that's why the substitution was made.
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Postby Moo » Mon May 23, 2011 3:17 pm UTC

No, it's because I'm not opening a bottle of wine for a fraction of a cup of wine, then having it go to waste because I'm not drinking and Hubby's not into white wine.
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Postby Sandry » Mon May 23, 2011 4:36 pm UTC

YIM: banana bread with chocolate chips. Sometimes I forget just how simple that is.

Back in college we used to do some variant on it where instead of using butter, we subbed in OJ to be lower in fat and interestingly tasty. I have to give that a go again, if I can remember what exactly we did... or I guess I could try what the internet recommends.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby clockworkmonk » Tue May 24, 2011 2:29 pm UTC

I was screwing around, and ended up pan-frying ground venison, then stewed it with ranch style beans, corn and Cola.

And it was super delicious.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby Stellazira » Wed May 25, 2011 5:45 pm UTC

Egg and toast for breakfast. :)

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Postby TimelordSimone » Thu May 26, 2011 3:27 am UTC

I cooked for my parents today. I've never done this before, but it seemed to go well!
I just cut up stuff (chicken, bacon, peppers, courgette, spring onion, onion) and fried it, so not anything amazing, but they seemed to like it.
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Re: Today I Made:

Postby PAstrychef » Thu May 26, 2011 4:54 am UTC

Pork with garlic and pepper. Simple dish from True Thai, but still a nice dinner. Tomorrow making a bunch of stuff to freeze to take camping (well, to the Ren Faire) for the weekend.
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